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The Grand Palace

Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

it's definitely a place to stay all day. wonderful. a unique place in all of Thailand. inside the temple dedicated to budda is one of the hundred obligatory destinations.

Thank magiacaldogno
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Reviewed yesterday

It is really, really the Grand Palace. We had spend the entire day at the site, which seamed to pass in minutes. Incredible.

Thank dsaftu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the palace, and whilst the actual palace and all the surrounding temples were beyond beautiful, the place is PACKED! Way too many people, very hot and humid, and quite claustrophobic in most areas. You also have to buy trousers from the local vendors...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Grand Palace is located inside the largest temple complex in Bangkok together with Wat Phra Kaeo, and it is absolutely outstanding! To me it represents a big part of Thailand's culture and history and you can spend several hours here letting you be more...More

Thank SleepTravelRepeat
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an impressive palace and still active. It will take 3 hours to tour this palace. Cost is 500 Baht to enter, well worth the money. Prepare to wait in line depending on the time to enter the palace. Bring water or you can...More

Thank Asif L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying near Khaosan road and this palace is not that much of a walk from there. I would say 15 minutes max. We were on our way to the palace when a man engaged one of my friends in conversation, he asked us...More

Thank Bhavikworldtraveller
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely palace, however filled with tourists and tourist traps as well as people scamming you. The architecture is gorgeous and it really is marvelous to see.

Thank Anjani S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting visit. Pretty place, with a lot of history associated. Make sure to cover your legs and shoulders (men & women) or you will have to buy something on spot (they sell some things at the entrance). When I went it was VERY busy with...More

Thank Dana-Gabriela A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While a must-see for first-time visitors to Thailand, it's getting so crowded it's hard to enjoy it.

Thank tik o
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a must see. The grand palace is amazing and make the exrta effort to visit the temple of dawn. We were lucky enough and combined the king's mausloeum when we where there which was very beautiful. Keep cool water and some snacks with...More

Thank Fotis P
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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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Yan669902
20 June 2018|
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Response from KenWilson1940 | Reviewed this property |
Please be respectful of Thai culture and generally follow the advice of any guides that are given
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bettymendoza62
18 April 2018|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They accommodated many different languages. I heard some Spanish speaking guides. Plan in advance and I'm sure they will find a Spanish speaking guide for you.
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Jing Y
8 April 2018|
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Response from AKM4755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Take one of the express boats on the Chao Praya River, northbound from Central Pier. You will pass right by the Grand Palace on your right, just as you go past station n7 (check a map). You will see the rooftops... More
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